Proposed Center for Collaboration and Commercialization (C3)

Center for Collaboration and Commercialization

The proposed Center for Collaboration and Commercialization (C3) will be an inspiring and energizing place that will serve as a public face for Sandia National Laboratories, providing access to the Labs, and building linkages with the community. It will be a place where Sandians and their industrial, academic, and government partners can interact easily and freely, outside the gates.

Located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP), the new multi-tenant facility will be dedicated to increasing Sandia’s collaboration and commercialization activities.

C3 will offer spaces for lease along with programs and services for tenants and partners, all designed to facilitate successful partnerships.

To learn more about how you can become a part of C3, contact Jackie Kerby Moore, Manager, Technology and Economic Development, Sandia National Laboratories: 505-845-8107 or jskerby AT sandia DOT gov.

Spaces

  • Sandia Offices
  • Partner Offices
  • Technology Showroom
  • Incubator Space
  • Co-working Space
  • 400+ Person Conference Facility
  • Small Conference Rooms
  • Café/Catering Kitchen

Programs & Services

  • Entrepreneur Training
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Interactive Intellectual Property Library
  • Tech Maturation
  • Investor Access
  • Scientific and Technical Consulting
  • Technology Showcase
  • Retiree Mentors

Media

Stepping up tech transfer: The news that Sandia will pursue a center in the Sandia Science & Technology Park to strengthen partnerships and tech transfer with the private sector received substantial coverage in the Albuquerque media. The Center for Collaboration and Commercialization, or C3, was announced by President and Labs Director Paul Hommert at an Oct. 3 press conference and in a Sandia news release. The story was covered by the Albuquerque Journal on page 1, and by Albuquerque Business First, KOAT-TV, KRQE-TV, KASA-TV, and the World Industrial Reporter.

Recent Actions

April 2015: General Klotz cites C3 in testimony during a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing.

March 2015: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich introduced Senate Bill S. 784, Microlab Technology Commercialization Act, “a bill to accelerate technology transfer by establishing off-campus microlabs that would serve as the ‘font-door’ to national laboratories.”

January 2015:  Lt. Gen. Klotz (Ret) cites C3 in presentation to Kirtland Partnership Committee. Klotz is now the DOE’s Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the NNSA.

December 2014:  U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich introduced Senate Bill S. 2932, Microlab Technology Commercialization Act of 2014, “a bill to accelerate technology transfer by establishing off-campus micro labs to serve as the ‘front-door’ to national laboratories.”

October 2014: Sandia hosted a news conference to announce C3. Paul Hommert was joined by Mayor Berry from the City and Lisa Kuuttila from UNM for the announcement. 

August 2014:  Sandia President and Lab Director Paul Hommert approved moving forward with the C3 concept.